The CPD Certificate in BIM Architecture 1 (Primary building elements) module is a 5 ECTS credit part time re-skilling module. It is primarily aimed at architects and technologists, but is also open to other professionals with a background in building design.
The module is set at Level 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications and aims to provide learners with an introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM), with a focus on primary building elements.
Industry-based building designs will be used as the basis for project work to give a realistic context and to render the student industry fit on graduation.
Over eight 3-hour contact sessions, combined with a period of self-directed learning, students will develop a command of the Autodesk Revit BIM application
This programme will provide built environment professionals and recent Level 8 graduates with an additional skill set centred on Building Information Modelling which will enable employment as a BIM skilled professional in building design practices and the construction industry.
The BIM Architecture 1 (Primary Building Elements) module is the first of three related BIM Architecture modules, and can combine towards a CPD Diploma (BIM Architecture) award.
Graduates can also progress to the 1 year part time DT9876 Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies / Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM / MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling & Management (MSc aBIMM), subject to minimum postgraduate entry requirements
The BIM Architecture 1 (Primary Building Elements) module was developed in response to Forfas research predicting economic growth and employment opportunities in cloud-based digital technologies and Green Economy.
It responds to various government policy and legislation and is supported by agencies such as CITA and RIAI.